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Construction and fire industries set out sweeping proposals on building safety

BAFE has welcomed the publication of ‘Raising The Bar’, the summary and reports issued by the Working Groups established after the Hackitt Review following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. BAFE contributed significantly to a number of the Working Groups and supported...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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NSI granted ISO 45001:2018 Health and Safety Standard accreditation by UKAS

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has been granted accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for BS EN ISO 45001:2018 – the world’s first International Standard for occupational Health and Safety which replaces the British Standard OHSAS 18001....
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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BAFE issues revised document for dedicated SP205 fire risk assessment scheme

Following a thorough review process and a five-week public consultation period, BAFE has now launched the revised document for fire risk assessment providers. A major point of the review was to maintain the robust certification process, while also acknowledging the large number...
Posted On 27 Jun 2019
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CCTV Code of Practice for surveillance systems updated by National Security Inspectorate

The latest edition of the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) CCTV Code of Practice for the design, installation and maintenance of CCTV surveillance systems, NCP 104 Issue 3, supersedes the previous issue and applies to all new installations from 1 May 2019. The NSI’s recent...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
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NSI and BAFE award landmark third party certification to Abbot Fire Group

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) and BAFE, the independent register of quality fire safety service providers, have awarded the first-ever third party certificate of approval and registration to the new Kitchen Fire Protection Systems (SP206) Scheme. The award was bestowed...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019
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NSI awarded UKAS accreditation for Kitchen Fire Protection Systems Scheme

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has accredited the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) new Kitchen Fire Protection Systems Scheme (incorporating BAFE SP206), effective from 21 February 2019. The NSI is the first certification body in the UK licensed by...
Posted On 15 Mar 2019
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BAFE issues new instructional video focused on benefits of third party certification

BAFE, the independent register of fire safety service providers, has released a new instructional video promoting the benefits of third party certification. The video, entitled ‘What is Third Party Certification?’ and available either on the BAFE website or...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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“Unparalleled” conference programme announced for NSI’s 2019 Summit

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has unveiled an “unparalleled” conference programme for the organisation’s forthcoming NSI Summit supported by IFSEC International and which takes place on Thursday 21 March at The Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham....
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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The Value of Certification in the Security and Fire Safety Supply Chain

Security and fire safety are very much at the forefront of the public consciousness in 2018. Questions are now being asked more frequently than ever before as to how people, properties and assets can be best protected. All purchasers, from domestic to commercial and community...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018
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Meet The Security Company: Octaga Security Services

This is the thirteenth instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our...
Posted On 22 Oct 2018